A 29-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 2, at about 1:00 p.m. along Fagi Isale Afon area, Ikirun, Osun State.
According to him, the accused, Akeem Ibrahim, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of the girl, an action he said contravened section 218 and 222 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003 and 2007.
Abiodun said he would be charged with assault and r*pe.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Ragenious Ugwu, urged the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms, an application overruled by Magistrate Olusola Aluko directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody due to the magnitude of the offence, pending formal application for bail.
Aluko adjourned the case to March 3 for mention.